Emmanuel United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ Statement of Faith
We believe in you, O God, Eternal Spirit,
God of our savior Jesus Christ and our God,
and to your deed we testify:
You call the worlds into being,
create persons in your own image,
and set before each one the ways of life and death
You seek in holy love to save
all people from aimlessness and sin.
You judge people and nations by your
righteous will declared through
prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our
crucified and risen Savior, you have come to
us and shared our common lot, conquering
sin and death and reconciling the world to yourself.
You bestow upon us your Holy Spirit,
creating and renewing the church of
Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people
of all ages, tongues, and races.
You call us into your church to accept the cost
and joy of discipleship, to be your servants in the
service of others, to proclaim the gospel to all the
world and resist the powers of evil, to share in
Christ's baptism and eat at his table, to join him
in his passion and victory.
You promise to all who trust your forgiveness
of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the
struggle for justice and peace, your
presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal
life in your realm which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power
be unto you. Amen.